Let’s get one thing straight: this is all of the makeup I wear, but not all of the makeup I wear all the time, especially not now, when the only thing to get dolled up is for Zoom calls. These days I mainly focus on my eyes, but when I’m going all out, I start things off with Dermalogica’s Skinperfect Primer, which minimizes pores and just sort of smoothes things out. It’s also ever-so-subtly tinted, which never hurts.
I’m a new convert to this Tinted Face Oil from Kosas, which is also subtle color-and-coverage-wise, and imparts the prettiest glow.
For blush, I reach for Glossier Cloud Paint, which imparts a bright, clean wash of color. You just have to remember that a tiny little bit of this stuff goes a seriously long way.
When I’m in the mood for highlighter, I go for this stuff, also from Glossier. It’s low-key, which is how I like my highlighter.
I use Ecobrow wax on my nonexistent eyebrows, and it makes a huge difference. Neglect not your brows, ladies!
This Shiseido eyeliner is so easy to apply, which is my number one demand of an eyeliner, and it lasts and lasts.
I’m also a fan of Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyeshadow because it is so easy to apply, and if you choose your hue carefully, you won’t even feel like you’re wearing eyeshadow.
Benefit Roller Lash curls and lifts lashes, and is step #1 in my mascara regimen.
Step #2 in my mascara regimen usually is Nars Climax, which creates great volume, but I got a sample of this Shiseido mascara a while back and have been using it lately, and the result is nothing short of dramatic.
I like this Kosas lipstick—the hue is called Royal—and it’s both subtler and less deep red than it looks here. It’s more of a berry-ish color when you put it on.